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Special Issue "Quantum Correlations and Random Unitaries"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Quantum Information".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2023 | Viewed by 270

Special Issue Editors

Key Laboratory for Information Science of Electromagnetic Waves (Ministry of Education), Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
Interests: quantum entanglement and correlations; quantum system benchmarking; quantum information scrambling; quantum simulation and algorithms
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Interests: quantum physics; quantum information; quantum optics
Hefei National Research Center for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and School of Physical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Interests: quantum computing; quantum information; quantum physics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent years have witnessed rapid progress in quantum hardware, and we are building larger and more robust quantum devices towards the fault-tolerant goal. This progress enable us to manipulate quantum information and investigate quantum physics on a real-world quantum computer, which, at the same time, presents prominent challenges for benchmarking and verification.

Quantum correlations, such as coherence, entanglement, Bell-nonlocality and magic (non-stabilizerness), play fundamental roles in quantum physics and quantum information processing. Different quantum correlations usually reflect the distinct properties of underlying quantum systems. Consequently, their characterization and detection can deepen our understanding of quantum physics. Moreover, the detection of these correlations can also serve as a benchmark, which will help us to advance the quantum hardware for information processing.

Random unitary operators, due to their elegant mathematical properties and hardware feasibility, play important roles in the study of quantum information theory, quantum computing, and quantum physics. For example, they are used in the quantum decoupling protocols in quantum Shannon theory and quantum cryptography, randomized benchmarking schemes for noisy gates, and the formalization of quantum thermalization and decoding of quantum black holes. Recently, there have also been interesting results in quantum state/channel learning with randomized measurements, non-equilibrium dynamics in random quantum circuits, and measurement-induced quantum dynamics.

This Research Topic will mainly focus on quantum correlations and random unitaries, interactions between them, and their potential applications in quantum benchmarking tools, quantum simulation algorithms, and quantum many-body physics. The main goal is to provide an active platform to share recent progress in this interesting direction, and advance further development. We welcome both original research and review articles on subjects including, but not restricted to, the following areas:

  1. Mathematical characterization of quantum correlations;
  2. Experimental detection and quantification of quantum correlations;
  3. Quantum benchmarking and learning of quantum systems with random unitaries;
  4. Applications of quantum correlations and random unitaries to quantum algorithms and quantum physics.

Dr. You Zhou
Dr. Pei Zeng
Dr. Dian Wu
Guest Editors

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  • quantum correlations
  • random unitaries
  • quantum benchmarking
  • quantum algorithms

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